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So far, we have found very little information about Wells. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Wells to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Wells, please Contact Us.




About Wells (Click for our profile page)

Our information shows that the community of Wells is historic. The information below applies to the area where Wells would have been located.

Time Zone: The area where Wells was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT)

Telephone Area Codes for surrounding area: (304), (681)<2>

Elevation: 980 feet [298.7 m] above sea level<3>

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<4>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Wells. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7829, Longitude: -80.5923     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wells have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   39° 46' 58"
Lon:   -80° 35' 32"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<5>   Cameron

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Wells

GNIS ID:   1717516
FIPS State / Place Code:   None

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Wells)


About Marshall County

The community of Moundsville is the County Seat for Marshall County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Marshall)

Population

2017:<6>     31,190   (5.79% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     33,107   (6.79% decrease since 2000)
2000:     35,519

Total Area:<7>   312.2 sq. miles [808.5 km²]   - of which 2.15% is water (6.72 sq. miles [17.4 km²])

Housing Units:<8>   15,918

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Marshall

GNIS ID:   1717539
FIPS State / County Code:   None

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Wells)


About West Virginia

From the US Census

Population

2017:     1,815,857   (2% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     1,852,994   (2.47% increase since 2000)
2000:     1,808,344

Websites for State of West Virginia

Official Website:   www.wv.gov/
Tourism:   www.wvtourism.com/
Parks:   www.wvparks.com/
Fishing:   www.wvdnr.gov/Fishing/Fishing.shtm
Hunting:   www.wvdnr.gov/hunting/hunting_regs.shtm

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of West Virginia

GNIS ID:   1779805
FIPS State:   54

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Wells)

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Wells, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Wells.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wells - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Wells, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<5>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Wells.

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<6>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2017.

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<7>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Wells. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<8>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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